A Leader in Stroke Prevention and Treatment
Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability among adults in the U.S. Southwest Healthcare is a leader in treating strokes in Southern California, treating both ischemic strokes and hemorrhagic strokes. Our facilities have stroke teams made up of specialists from different departments, including emergency, neurology and radiology. They are available 24 hours a day and can quickly respond to stroke emergencies and begin treatment.
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Find a Physician
If you need a referral to a physician at Southwest Healthcare, call our free physician referral service at 800-879-1020 or search for a doctor online.
Awards and Accreditations
Our five hospitals have been nationally recognized for their ability to treat stroke and achieve positive outcomes for our patients.
- Temecula Valley Hospital was named by U.S. News & World Report as a 2022-2023 High Performing hospital for Stroke.
- Temecula Valley Hospital is certified by DNV as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. This reflects the highest level of expertise for the treatment of serious stroke events.
- Corona Regional Medical Center, Palmdale Regional Medical Center, Southwest Healthcare Inland Valley Hospital and Southwest Healthcare Rancho Springs Hospital have received The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association®/American Stroke Association® Heart-Check Mark for Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification.
- Inland Valley Hospital, Rancho Springs Hospital and Temecula Valley have been recognized by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association by being awarded the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke GOLD PLUS with Honor Roll Elite designation and the Target Stroke: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Achievement Award. This recognizes their commitment to providing appropriate treatment using evidence-based care.
How to Prevent a Stroke
You can lower your risk of having a stroke by:
- Keeping your high blood pressure under control
- Not smoking
- Managing your high cholesterol
- Limiting how much alcohol you drink
- Exercising regularly
- Keeping a healthy weight
- Getting regularly scheduled physician check ups